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Understanding peoples' preferences for resources that are not bought or sold in a market is a challenging and yet often inescapable undertaking for informing decisions regarding many environmental problems. This thesis presents three studies on how people make decisions involving environmental...
Since antiquity, fever has been documented as a physiological response to infection characterized by an increase in body temperature. Though fever is commonly regarded as a deleterious symptom of inflammation and is often suppressed using NSAID drugs, little is known about the effects that fever...
The biology and characterization of NOD-like receptors in goldfish (Carassius auratus L.) macrophages exposed to bacterial pathogensDownload
The recognition of pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) by pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) is important for the initiation of the host defense against pathogens. NOD-like receptors (NLRs) are a family of PRRs that primarily detect the cytosolic PAMPs of the pathogens. The NLRs have...
Sustaining the Recovery of Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in the North Saskatchewan River of AlbertaDownload
Nearly all Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) populations across North America have experienced losses to historic abundances estimated to be > 99%. This species is especially vulnerable to overharvest, habitat degradation, river fragmentation from dams, and is slow to recover due to life...
Engineered nanomaterials (NMs), tiny synthetic materials having at least one dimension between one and one hundred billionths of a metre, are increasingly being developed for and incorporated into a myriad of commercial, consumer, and industrial applications due to their unique and tailorable...
Metrics for Assessing Fisheries Productivity and Offsetting Strategies under Canada’s New Fisheries ActDownload
The Alberta oil sands region contains one of the world’s largest oil deposits, estimated at 1.7 trillion barrels. Development in this region can have negative effects for aquatic species, governed under Canada’s Fisheries Act. The Fisheries Act allows the possibility for offsetting losses in...
Development of a Toxin-Mediated Predator-Prey Model Applicable to Aquatic Environments in the Athabasca Oil Sands RegionDownload
Industrial contaminants are one of the leading causes of pollution worldwide. It has been shown that 13 elements considered priority water pollutants by the US Environmental Protection Agency are present in the Athabasca River and are found in oil sands process-affected water. There are likely...
Anthropogenic contaminants can impair olfactory responses to natural odorants. In fishes, these impairments may be used as a metric of sub-lethal toxicity. My studies aimed to determine the effects of two contaminant sources on fish olfaction as measured by electro-olfactography (EOG). The...
Decades of fish introductions into mountain lakes have altered invertebrate communities. I assessed the current status of fish populations and their effects on crustacean zooplankton communities by sampling 37 lakes in the mountain parks, where stocking practices had been halted over 25 years...
Transcriptional responses of the brain-gonad-liver axis of fathead minnows exposed to untreated and ozone-treated oil sands process-affected water